Groundbreaking: Ossining Children’s Center

The Ossining Children’s Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24, 2019 marking the beginning of construction on the new Rebecca and Arthur Samberg Building at 32 State Street in Ossining, NY. As the first childcare facility in the region and serving the community for 125 years since 1895, the new facility will allow the Ossining Children’s Center to meet the growing demand for childcare and preschool programs within a single unified facility.

The Ossining Children’s Center program is currently housed in two buildings on South Highland Avenue as well as rented space at a nearby church. The center’s ability to meet the needs of the community has been challenged by the limitations of its current facilities.

The new 27,000sf childcare and education center will be a transformative asset for the Ossining community. It is thoughtfully oriented on the 2.5-acre site to optimize the views of the Hudson River. The Center will include nine classrooms, five toddler and infant rooms, three outdoor play areas, a junior turf athletic field, staff and administrative offices, a multi-purpose room, a conference room and kitchen. The design solution blends traditional and contemporary approaches that creates a modern, progressive and nurturing learning environment while allowing the new building to fit within the aesthetic of the adjacent “cottage-like” office buildings on State Street.

“KG+D is proud to partner with the Ossining Children’s Center to complete this dynamic new childcare and educational facility,” said Erik A. Kaeyer, Vice President of KG+D Architects. “The new Rebecca and Arthur Samberg Building was designed to support and accommodate the Ossining Children’s Center’s excellent programming and to allow the Center to effectively serve more of the families in the Ossining community for another 125 years.”

The construction will commence immediately with the project slated to be complete by September 2020.